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Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm EST
your toes. >>> now to another deadly incident at a u.s. embassy abroad. >> explosion claimed two lives in a critical area of the world that has diplomats on high alert. >> this is what the state department is calling a terrorist attack. >> reporter: state department is calling it a terrorist attack. after 1:00 p.m. local time in turkey, a bomb went off a security check point at the u.s. embassies one person was killed, a guard at the gate. a citizen was wounded according to the u.s. ambassador there. television showed damage to part of an outer tbeat house, adjacent to the main building at the embassy. department officials said the u.s. is working closely with the turkish national police to assess the damage and casualties and will begin an investigation. >> it is a terrorist attack, we don't know who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. >> reporter: security at u.s. embassies and come pounds have been front and center since the september 11th attack. four americans were killed in libya, including the u.s. ambassador, chris stevens. >> the embassies are picking up
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am EST
advisers, four former governors and two members of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking. he endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until his death. >>> pope benedict is leaving it to the cardinals of the catholic church. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the can clave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the 15-day waiting period ends. benedict's resignation takes effect on thursday. >>> prosecutors have asked that manslaughter charges be brought against the costa concordia cruise ship. 32 people, including 2 americans, died in that accident. >>> a
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> also this morning, cyber warfare. breaking overnight, invasive attacks on u.s. interests online. and now, we may know who's behind them. >>> severe storms. rough weather is in store for millions today. >>> and a daredevil with a driver's license going end-over-end in a mini cooper. >>> and good morning. we begin with breaking news. emotional, new details about the murder case against olympic runner oscar pistorius. >> those details all stem from last thursday's shooting death of pistorius' model girlfriend. they're being laid out in a small courthouse in pretoria, south africa. here's tahman bradley. >> reporter: oscar pistorius appeared in court this morning for a bail hearing. the double-amputee is charged with murdering his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp on valentine's day. >> i saw him as a lonely young man. very heartbroken and sad. >> reporter: despite the murder charge, one legal expert thinks pistorius has a shot at bail. >> everybody knows who he is. it's not as if he can hide and get a passport and go overseas without anybody noticing him. >> reporter: pistorius' family a
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Feb 20, 2013 2:35am EST
children ready for the next step in their education. >> reporter: 1 in 3 youngsters in the u.s. don't get that chance, prompting president obama to propose expanding the nation's public education system to help them. >> if you're looking for a good bang for your educational buck, this is it, right here. >> reporter: the plan could cost up to $10. 5 billion per year by one estimate. it's a bill obama says should be split between the federal and state governments. >> it's expensive. when you're talking about young children, you have to have very different ratios than you do in k-12 education. >> reporter: many of the nation's top economists, including several here at the university of chicago, say the cost is worth it. preschool for all, especially low income kids, can mean big savings for taxpayers down the road. >> we get a r cents on the dollar for each year of each upfront investment. >> reporter: economist james heckman says skipping pre-k by kids in poor families comes with a cost, too. >> it reduces crime, a society that's more engaged in a sense of employment and so forth. that's wh
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Feb 6, 2013 5:30pm EST
for the cash strapped u.s. postal service. starting later on this year you will no longer receive letters on saturday. some are saying this change was unevidentable -- inevitable. >> reporter: the post office plans to cut mail on saturdays. >> i want my mail on saturdays. >> reporter: packages would be delivered six days a week but letters and first class mail would only go out during the weekdays. >> financial stability with postal service losses, in part, because of the growing popularity of email and online bill pay. they also blame the financial whoas on a 2006 law requiring the post sal service to pay $5 1/2 billion a year, one of the many reasons members of the learn postal workers union said this could be avoided. >> congress created a problem. congress refused to solve the problem. now management is going along. >> reporter: after already closing thousands of post offices andions, they feel thisa necessary move this will save $2 billion a year, a measure many customers say they understand. >> to me it doesn't matter. i'm retired. it doesn't matter whether they stop. the wo
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Feb 22, 2013 4:30am EST
strictest in the u.s. and he is one step closer to achieving the goal. >> a winter storm is moving across the country and people in the midwest are buried in feet of snow. is that storm headed in our direction? that's one of the big things we want to know. thanks for joining us on this friday morning, and happy friday by the way. i am megan pringle. >> i am charley crowson. tgif. what's the weather going to be like for today? into the weekend i understand you are looking at tonight on the drive home for many people. >> exactly. we are going to deal with black ice. but as we start you out. maryland's most powerful radar, this is the storm back off towards the west dumping snow now around chicago and they could see about 6 inches maybe more across the area. but closer here at home, we can see on the southern extent of this, we are getting reports in roane own of light snow coming into the area. this will begin to continue to move into our direction as we go further into the afternoon and also the evening time frame as well. with that, we will get sleet and also icy roads. so check out what'
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Feb 14, 2013 6:30am EST
big changings coming now to two major airlines. >> yeah the deal american airlines and u.s. airways have now agreed to and how that could affect you the next time you choose one of the carriers. >> and we have 30s for low temperatures this morning. but i'll tell you when we'll have 30s for high temperatures. those details coming up. >> well, lynette we are dealing with heavy delays here on 695 and baltimore national pike. and many accidents across the region. i'll have all the details coming up on "good morning maryland." a can of del monte green beans? ♪ ♪ ♪ grown in america. picked and packed at the peak of ripeness. the same essential nutrients as fresh. del monte. bursting with life. >>> well, we're working for you this morning. if you haven't looked out window yet. this is what you're waking up this. this is a live picture from rogers forge in baltimore county. as you can see looks like there's some ice on the road and definitely snow. you're going to have to allow some time to clear out the car. >>> thanks for being with us, we are working for you this morning. right to
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
merging this morning. american and u.s. airways. what that tie-up means for everyone who flies. >> yeah. look at the miles. >>> we do have other big news to share with you. are you all ready for this? it's our biggest mega "deals & steals" ever. all for you. a very big crowd. there it is. the first of many sirens here today. that, indicating, a flash deal. flash deal. >>> let's get right to the huge winter storm on track for the northeast. it's a combination of two systems coming out of the midwest and the south. am i doing good, sam? >> you're going well. >> that's better grammar. it will be packing a lot of snow. and a lot of people want to know how much. >> let's show you what it looks like in wisconsin. this was the northern line that amy was describing. this is light snow and ice covering the roads. this storm, when it gets to the northeast, will be much worse than you're see right now. it's two storm systems combining. already, the weather watches and warnings are out right now. it's 12 hours away from big snow. we will get big snow in northern new england. but four state
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Feb 7, 2013 6:30pm EST
honorably discharged from the u.s. navy reserves just last friday after ten years service, including a tour in the persian gulf. was that the trigger for this killing spree? or evidence of careful planning? >> i have more questions than i do have answers at this point. >> reporter: if corner gets his apparent wish, if he is killed, we might never know the whole truth. nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >>> and nick and david will be staying on this story throughout the night. but we move next here to the great blizzard gathering strength and poised to bear down on millions of american families across the northeast. experts say it could be the worst snowstorm in a century. our extreme weather team is on the storm front and abc's ginger zee is out where the storm is about to move in. ginger? >> reporter: diane, this may look like a mountain of snow, but it's not. this is 100,000 tons of salt that i'm standing on. i've got some right here in my hand. it is one of so many tools that millions of americans will use as we prepare for this major winter storm. from new york to boston, the winter weat
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Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
factors, crude oil, and two, u.s. wholesale gas prices have hit a three month high with several california and chicago refineries closed for maintenance and he is oil closing an east coast refine finery. not good news for drivers. the good news, the u.s. energy department is calling for lower gas prices this summer. then in 2012 it says supplies are stronger this year and carses continue to get better gas mileage, reducing demand which means barring a major hurricane, this summer should not be as bad as last if you don't waste your money. i'm john matarese. >>> the underarmour's first retail store will open this week. you can expect invasion from women's mens, and children's apparel from the newest challenge. footwear dropped in the middle of the star and it says it always puts the charmed city first. >> we wanted to open a store here in baltimore.  here in harbor east, became available and there's a lot of amazing foot traffic and it's become a hub for shopping and we're really proud to be here. >> the batman shirt is cool. the grand opening is tomorrow. >>> if your new new ne
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
u.s. is preparing to strike back amid allegations about those massive cyber attacks being blamed on china. the white house will reportedly lay out aggressive steps today to fight the cyber crimes. the report comes after a security firm identified the shanghai building as the headquarters for china's military hackers, accused of stealing secrets from u.s. companies and government sites. >>> union workers are rallying, urging congress to avoid the looming budget cuts. yesterday, president obama brought cops and firefighters to the white house to warn emergency workers they'll be the first to go if those cuts take effect. the deadline is less than ten days away. and so far, there's no face-to-face talks. >>> but the president is reaching across the aisle on immigration reform. last night, president obama called the three, key gop players on the issue in the senate. john mccain, lindsey graham and marco rubio. details of a white house backup plan on immigration were leaked over the weekend. >>> general john allen who was nominated to be nato supreme ally commander, and got caught up in
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
posed acquisitia acquisition of a mexican brewer. bud is the best-selling beer in the u.s. and corona is the best-selling import. >>> and speaking of booze, the u.s. is now the largest wine market on the planet. we consume 13% of what is produced worldwide. overseas wines now account for more than one-third of the sales. the gallo winery is one of the hottest, increasing shipments faster than the rest of the industry. >> who new? >> i hope, since this is your last day on the early morning news, you'll have glass of wine or two with breakfast when you get home this morning. >> yes this is our happy hour. >> it's been a pleasure. >> like wise, like wise. >>> well, next on this friday, bomb-detecting dogs are a key part of airport security. a new study says, they don't work. >>> and a tv veteran eyes another high-profile career. eat good fats. avoid bad. don't go over 2000... 1200 calories a day. carbs are bad. carbs are good. the story keeps changing. so i'm not listening... to anyone but myself. i know better nutrition when i see it: great grains. great grains cereal starts whol
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Feb 26, 2013 4:30am EST
load abc2's free app and stay with us on twitter under the har tag gmn. >>> the u.s. supreme court will begin hearing arguments on legality of investigators taking dna samples from those even not convicted of a specific crime. >> the case stems from a 2003 rape and murder conviction of a woman and the conviction of her killer six years later. sherrie johnson is here with more on what's expecteded in court -- expected in court. >> reporter: the case of a salisbury man takes place. alonso king was arrested on assault charges they took his dna which matched the sample from the victim and he was linked to the rape. at issue before the court is the maryland dna collection act. is it constitutional or whether the state says once arrested you lose that privacy right. this is is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those arrested but not convicted of a serious crime. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence saying the draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the mary
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Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
, david. >>> now it's official tonight, american airlines and u.s. airways announced a mega merger to create the biggest airline in the world. 130 million passengers a year. the american brand will live on. the u.s. air name will be retired. the merger deal still needs a stamp of approval from the department of justice, but it's not expected to stand in the way. >>> next tonight, stunning news today that one of the most inspiring athletes in the world has been charged with murder. oscar pistorius, the first double-leg amputee to compete on a track in the olympics. he's charged with shooting his girlfriend. details are still eammerging an our correspondent based in africa has the news from pretoria, south africa tonight. >> reporter: who would have imagined the man who did this, could end up like this? accused of murder of his girlfriend, reeve steenkamp, a well known model in south africa, seen here in a cellphone commercial and a fixture on the red carpet. the two of them were a couple that demanded attention. pistorius lived in this luxury estate. here in south africa, crimee in the
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Feb 19, 2013 7:00am EST
, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. international security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. adam lanza may have been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper found articles about the killing spree in norway, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory is still specktive. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. the coast guard now blames a leak in a pipeline that connects a fuel tank to one of the ship's engines. investigators say oil dripped on a hot surface and caught fire. >>> in business news. a potential megamerger. office max and office depot, are talking about a merger. struggle to compete against staples and other big retailers, like costco. >>> and finally, talk about the most remarkable special delivery. the odds are 1 in 70 million. a
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Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm EST
cracked tonight. but can you trust the latest boom? >>> terror strike, suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey, is this the new plan of attack for terrorists? >>> breaking point, all those cars piling up on highways, tonight we learn giant trucks may be the trigger. we'll tell what you to do. >>> and the main event, meet the newest wobbly member of a show business dynasty. something surprising about the stars bred for the super bowl. >>> and a good evening to you this friday, we come on the air with a banner day on wall street, for the first time in five years wall street has cracked the 14,000 ceiling. and everyone is checking their retirement funds and asking, is tht signal that a boom is coming our way? abc's david muir is here to tell us is the roller coaster ride over in. >> finally over, great to see you. every economist i talked to had a smile on their face saying we're not completely there yet but this is a huge start, housing values coming back and 401(k) coming back and dow more at 14,000, not just a psychological barrier, tonight a real one. it was on the cable ch
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Feb 12, 2013 5:30am EST
union. >>> in the wake of the connecticut shooting and other tragedy a-- tragedies across the u.s. a mental health forum will take place in maryland today. they will talk about what progress has been made in iding and treating mental illness. it will be at anne arundel community college from 9 to 11. >>> five things to know this morning. mayor stephanie rawlings blake will join leaders in tearingdone vacant property -- down vacant property. it aims at enhancing the values of probably in the city and building better neighborhood. >>> the library will have a document signed by abraham lincoln on display for the first time. the presidential appointment signed by the 16th president will be on display only from 11 to 4 in the main hall of the central library. >>> the coast guard will opening a hearing on the sinking of the tall ship bounty. the hms wouldn'ty took on water -- bounty took on water and searching on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been -- sank on october 29th. one crew member died and the captain has not been found. >>> according to a report, releas
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> reporter: last year, there were nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal database. the president has proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping. and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing this problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that. but that's going to require money. and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> and the president is taking action on two other pressing national issues. he signed a deal to raise the federal borrowing limit, preventing a short-term financial panic. and he meets with lawmakers on ways to reform the immigration system. >>> an iraq war veteran remains on suicide wa
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Feb 13, 2013 12:35am EST
in the u.s. navy reserves honorably discharged just 11 days ago, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online, and wednesday he attempted, unsuccessfully, to hijack a boat in san diego. >> he pointed a handgun at the victim, who is an 81-year-old male, and demanded the boat. >> reporter: then thursday dorner allegedly shot three police officers in riverside county, killing one and wounding the others. 34-year-old riverside officer michael crain, a married father of two, was killed in the attack. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officer crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county, and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto, where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing "when the truth comes out, the killing stops." ariana williams knows dorner better than mo
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
will start making computers in the u.s. earlier in the day, cook told san francisco conference he "bullish on invasion at apple." netflix is teaming with up dream works to create an original children's series based on turbo which will follow the adventures of a snail who lives race cars. and soon be easier to learn how to snow board. the street board hand control system allows beginers to stop and slow down as needed. smart phone maker vir2 is offering a 10,000 dollar smart phone covered with titanium and feature a crystal is a fire display. no word on what sort of reception the android phone gets but who cares? and those are your tech bites. have a wonderful morning. i am diana perez. >>> new for you this morning super storm sandy is expected to be the second costliest psych clone in our u.s. history damage is estimated at 50 billion dollar. hurricane katrina tops the list at 108 billion. sandy battered the northeast and was blamed for 72 deaths from maryland to new hampshire. more than 600,000 homes in new york and new jersey were damaged or destroyed. >>> one community has come
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Feb 24, 2013 6:00pm EST
prosecution says he shot her after a heated argument. >>> afghanistan is ordering u.s. forces out of two provinces near the capital. hamid karzai has armed agents have been responsible for torture and murder there. he did not say it was americans doing such things, but he's holding the u.s. responsible for hiring afghan personnel to conduct those operations. >>> and john kerry is on his first visit, the first stop of a ten-day drip through europe. his mission, to get an idea how other nations few world conflicts. >>> back in washington, congress returns to work tomorrow with a giant deadline ahead of them. on friday, $85 billion in automatic across the board budget cuts kick in, unless they can agree on an alternative. so what are the prospects with just five days ago? abc's david kerley reports from the white house. >> reporter: for a change -- bipartisan agreement in washington tonight. but it's acknowledgement that those automatic cuts, which just about everyoobably start friday. >> unless the republicans are willing to compromise and do a balanced approach, i think it will kick in. i
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30am EST
committee today about the deadly attack on a u.s. consulate in libya last year. four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens died. >>> we're expecting to get an update today on the investigation into boeing 787 dreamliners. the planes have been grounded in the united states and japan because of multiple technical problems including faulty batteries. >>> lawyers for the man convicted of killing chandra levy in 2001 are petitionings for a new trial today. they say one of the prosecution's key witnesses may no longer be considered credible. ingmar was sentenced to 60 years from prison for levy's murder. >>> faces cia director john brennan. he will likely be asked about the leaks of private information. >>> mathers of faith will be discussed in d.c.. the event will provide a venue for president barack obama to deliver his first remarks about america's religious community. >>> well, someone is waking up a lot richer than they were before they went to bed. the powerball numbers were drawn last night. for a jackpot of $270 million. before taxes. we know those winning numbers
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm EST
type of scandal is unlikely to happen in the u.s. our country no longer slaughters horses. the companies involved in the scandal do not export beef to the u.s. >> now, maryland's most accurate forecast. >> let's take a look at the weather for you. it is improving weather here on the most powerful radar. you see the snow showers have come to an end. the streamers were coming all the way across pennsylvania towards the great lakes. take a look at some of the weather in motion throughout the day today. it was interesting as we tack a look at the camera shots across maryland. that was kind of a wild-looking sky over bel-air. on and off snow showers. brief reductions in visibility. almost can't call these classic snow showers. these were like snow bursts. and then even light accumulations on the football field out the manchester way. let's take a look at current conditions. cold and, yes, the winds are how longs. 22 to 28 miles per hour. windchill from the west is feeling like just 8 to 13 above. brutally cold with the snow showers continuing here as we go through the overnight hour
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Feb 12, 2013 12:35am EST
mentioned though many believe a superpower pope from the u.s. is unlikely and he dismissed the idea. >> what are the odds of a north american and you were asked, what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: it will be a momentous and mysterious process set in motion today but the quiet historic words of the servant of the servant of god, as they say, a man who simply decided it was time. >> our thanks to terry moran. >>> coming up next, she's only just cracked her 20s but has her second oscar nod. jennifer lawrence on fame, parties and that slippery ladder of hollywood stardom. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid
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Feb 20, 2013 4:30am EST
charges against the former u.s. representative. he's accused of spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash, buying luxury items, memorabilia and other goods. >>> more warnings later today about the financial dangers of sequestration. the pentagon will warn congress that it will furlough many of its 800,000 civilian workers if the sequestration takes effect on march 1st. the president has asked congress to delay the automatic budget cuts. nld and coming up today, lance armstrong is expected to come clean under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. for more than a decade armstrong adamantly denied that he ever used banned banned substances. the u.s. anti-doping agency wants blacklist in an effort to restore cycling. >>> a repairman of a water company is expected to be okay after being hit by a car. this accident all caught on camera. two workers were standing in the middle of the road in missouri, shutting off a water valve when a minivan drove through the intersection. one worker was able to jump out of the way, but the other one was hit. the driver did stop at the scene a
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Feb 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. background check is only as good as the data base used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this. only 12 states actively submit mental health records to the federal data base. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money to improve recordkeeping and by urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to fixing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and it is also the kind of thing that will take a long time to actually show result. >> a long time. how soon? what is the soonest? >> reporter: well, it's going to take awhile because you have to go in, you have to establish a system, to go in and eidentify people, treat them and give the experts the ability to report who they are concerned about. something they are not normally inclibed to do. >> but the president is out firing up the public, because his own
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
an explosion at the u.s. embassy in turkey. a suicide bomber has killed at least two people. reports a number of others have been wounded. details are coming in. >>> breaking overnight. scare in the air. an alaska airlines pilot passes out in front of passengers mid flight. >> 121 souls on board and approximately 10,000 pounds of fuel. >> the copeelt seizing control. a doctor rushing to the pilot's side. >>> absolutely i'll be singing live. this is what i was born to do. ♪ o, say can you see ♪ by the >> beyonce's bold move. the superstar taking the stage in a block buster press conference. coming clean on what really happened at the inauguration. ♪ >>> and are you ready for robin? >> look that. >> this morning, a very special homecoming for robin roberts as we kick off the biggest "gma" super bowl tailgate party in new orleans. the one and only tim mcgraw, li live. it all starts right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to josh and sam down in new orleans this morning. they rode down with robin. back home with her family for the first time since her bone marrow transplan
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
who is self-labeled as the most lethal sniper in u.s. military history was gunned down in texas. he was the man dubbed as america's deadliest sniper. a member of navy team s.e.a.l. 3 shooting targets the length of 21 football fields away. chris kyle, who served four combat deployments, and earned seven medals of bravery shot saturday at the place where he should have felt most at home, a texas gun range along with his neighbor. >> tap, racked, bang. >> reporter: audiences know kyle from the reality show "stars and stripes" and from his "new york times" best-selling book, "american sniper," reportedly shot down more iraqi insurgents than anyone else. >> you were so well known by the iraqi insurgents you were fighting, they put a $20,000 bounty on your head. is that right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: kyle helped vets cope with ptsd and reintroducing them to firearms. on guns.com, he explained the difficulty of returning for more. >> you don't have an identity, you have to learn a whole new way to act. >> reporter: now we're learning he may have been killed by a man he was trying to help
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Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
, the u.s. is a target of a massive possibility of information being stolen from major u.s. industries. the white house is expected to issue an executive order this week to establish a volunteer system aim at helping big companies share threat information with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched himself. think they're going to change their name to the
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
people are still cleaning up after superstorm sandy. tonight our two u.s. senators say federal help is on the way. the department of housing and urban development will be 8.6 million dollars in grant money to help the shore. the moneywill likely be used to fix damaged homes, roads and bridges it looks like we'll have to wait to find out what the boy scouts of america will do about the policy to exclude gay people. the decision was supposed to be made this week, instead they say that the complexity of the issue is causing a delay. >> we may not have gone over the fiscal cliff however the government is still looking at the possibility of major cuts. some agencies are letting employees know there could be cuts across the board. thedepartment of transportation sent out a letter explaining those impacted would get at least one month's notice. abc2news is working for you tonight trying to explain what could happen to our military if congress doesn't act by march first. eight hundred americans could be furloughed for twenty-two days. there could be cuts in training and naval operations would sli
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Feb 2, 2013 12:35am EST
watched by more than 100 million people in the u.s. alone this sunday. for 80 years now, clydesdale horses have been much more than just the branded mascot for budweiser. they've been part of the family. >> hey, momma. >> jeff napper runs the company's multi-million-dollar operation that breeds, feeds, and trains these mammoth horses from the time they're born to the time they've pulled their final wagon. it's more than just a job for him. the horses are his life. >> come over and say hi. >> the company is committed to the clydesdales because they represent the tradition and the heritage and the quality that goes into everything that we do, and for the company to get it done and get it done the right way, it's got to be in-house. and this is a big operation for us. it's a significant investment. >> jeff's team takes care of the daily needs of 175 clydesdales around the country. >> there's a future clydesdale right in here, right? >> a future clydesdale right in here. i'm thinking that this girl is ready to get the little fellow on the ground. >> we're close with her? >> yeah, we're
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Feb 11, 2013 4:30am EST
people die of heart disease every year in the u.s. alone. >>> if you're looking to buy a new dishwasher or refrigerator, do it this weekend. it's the shop maryland energy weekend. you can get a special tax break from buying certain products. state comptroller peter franchot is holding a news conference today to talk more about this program. >>> he's been to disney world, gone on late night talk shows and addressed thousands at a post super bowl rally. what is next for flow flacco that's sort of out of character and may have you raising your eyebrows?
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Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
at the u.s. naval academy, not a bad day at all as we observe washington's birthday. take a look at some of the current conditions right now. basically we'll skip past that. right hard 40 degrees. take a look at some of the conditions neighborhood by neighborhood. i'm skipping head. let me see if i can back up and show you what we'll be looking for tomorrow has we kick off the day. looks like eventually in the upper 40s a potential icy mix from glen el west seeing a little bit of a wintry mix. same deal as we take you into carroll county tomorrow, maybe a brief icy mix going over to rain quickly early in the morning right around the westminster zone going west. for much of the state, much of the hear conditions will be in the form of rain tomorrow. so take a look at the setup. clear across the region. a few clouds beginning to edge. the trend showing increasing clouds overnight. as we bring this in, again, starting off at 9:00 in the morning starting to edge its way in through hagerstown and sleet and changing rapidly over to rain as we push toward noon and rain through the baltimor
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Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
of north korea where the u.s. geological survey has detected a 4.89 magnitude earthquake. south korea is trying to test if north korea has conducted a nuclear test. >> we have a new video out tonight of a gun control ad featuring former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. . giffords. >> the ad was produced by a political action committee formed by giffords and her husband. both of them are out spoken about the need for gun control. lawmakers are working for ways to tighten laws, enact new ones and try to prevent shootings like the one in newtown. >> saying he no longer had the mental or physical strength to carry on. pope benedict is the first in centuries to resyne. >> cardinal o' bryan will take part in the picking of the new pope. an italian photographer captured lightening striking st. peters facility within hours of the announce. being made. . >> his heroism is getting the thanks of a greatful nation. . >> coming up, a touching moment during today's ceremony. >> and our morning wave of precipitation clearing out now but an additional wave expected to roll in by wednes
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Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
listed on the u.s. department of health and human services public default page. it showcases doctors and dentists who went to medical school on your dime and didn't pay back special health education assistance loans they got from the federal government even decades after graduating. >> they have no current ability to repay. >> reporter: it's rod's job to get your tax tlars back. >> that's our goal to collect on the obligation, the promise they made. >> reporter: in some cases they just won't pay up. that's how they end up on the list. 17 maryland doctors and dentists have the distinction owing $3.2 million in principal interest and fine. press's share is $209,000 dating back to 198 #. others owe $14,000 or a half million in change. some have been on the hook since 1979. you're supposed to pay back what you owe. >> reporter: sarah white is paying and she doesn't make a doctor's sal ray. he's a public servant, a single mom but every month she makes a payment to the federal loans she took out to attend the university of maryland. even when she was hurt in the line of duty as a m
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
must come clean under oath. the u.s. anti-doping agents or he'll lose any chance to have his lifetime ban from competitive sports reduced. >>> the baltimore ravens are still partying. tens of thousands of fans lined city streets to cheer on their team as the city shut down for its celebratory parade. the stadium had more fans on the field and in the bleachers. >> ain't no party like a super bowl party. >>> some thunderstorms threatening the central gulf coast. also, it will be rainy in the pacific northwest. we'll have some fog and clouds that will keep temperatures cool in southern california. also, some showers in oklahoma city and kansas city. >> the temperatures in the northeast finally warm up to more seasonable readings. new york and boston will get close to 40. warmer-than-usual in the southeast, with atlanta in the mid-60s. 20s for fargo, minneapolis and detroit. honolulu and miami, they're in the low 80s. >>> coming up after the break, a judge you do not want to mess with. >>> plus, the price of convenience. online shopping could mean the death of hundreds of local s
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
% sin the start of the year. u.s. pickup truck sales are expected to soar topping 1.7 million. pickups haul in most of the earnings for the companies 90 ears for ford and 2/3 for general motors. zombies swarmed the box office thanks to help from teenage girls who are not interested in football. warm bodies took the top spot with 20 million in the opening weekend. and when the lights went out during the superbowl, several advertisers rose to the occasion using twitter. oreos says the cookie is fun to dunk in the dark and tide says you can get your blackout but we can get your stains out. that's america's money. i am rob nelson. >>> you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> baltimore we are coming home baby. we did it. >> you are waking up this morning with a big smile on your face. the ravens are world champions. good morning maryland. it's a glorious monday morning. thanks for joining us i am
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Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
pages. and they hired a former u.s. attorney general and pennsylvania governor to do the report. basically it says it's a full-on attack of the freeh report, calling it a rush to justice. >> they're basically dismissing the whole thing. >> complete injustice. >> and joe's wife, who you saw there and can see today, wrote in a letter friday to former penn state players that her late husband was a moral disciplined man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. you have to wonder from a pr perspective, since people are so sickened, whether her coming out will change any opinions or not. >>> moving on now, near san diego a 12-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates. the 7th grader was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. the boy allegedly made threat in ape-mail to the school. the attack was supposed to take place today. >>> a troubling new report says the u.s. is the target of widespread computer crime that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
insurance says it's not just the soft economy but poor money management skills. u.s. airlines are doing better at delivers delivering you and luggage. 85% of the flights arrived within 15 minutes of scheduled time. lower percentage of bags were lot of than in any time. apple says some retail stores are not big enough and they are closing and moving 20 to location was more space. apple is opening 30 more stores. and you can't get away from starbucks in the pacific ocean. for their he a fully functioning -- there's a fully functioning coffee shop aboard the uss boxer. have a great day. i am rob nelson. >>> you are watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >>> it was training exercise but things took a horrible turn when trainee was shot. we have an update on his condition this morning. >> two college park students are dead and a third is in the hospital. the latest on the investigation into the murder-suicide. >> it's the start of lent for christians and we will tell you where to get your ashes on the go if you are too busy to make it to church. those stor
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
motive. kyle was one of the most skilled snipers in u.s. history. he once shot a target more than a mile away. a highly decorated navy seal, seven medals. kyle also knew the difficulties service members faced when they came home. >> you don't have an identity. >> reporter: so he dedicated himself to helping returning vets who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. >> chris had a difficult time tran sessioning himself. i think that's a big reason why he cared so much. >> reporter: police believe kyle was trying to help ross at the gun range -- help routh at the gun range. >> some type of therapy. >> reporter: over the last diagnosis cade over 70,000 service members have been diagnosed with ptsd. >> was constantly feeling nervous. constantly felt like something bad would happen. >> reporter: it's still too soon to say if ptsd was involved in the murder. >> an average of one american soldier died from suicide every day last year according to new statistics out from the pentagon. the 325 deaths set a new record. the army officials said the number exceeded those in afghanistan dur
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Feb 21, 2013 2:30pm EST
because seals are protectsed under the u.s. mammal protection act which makes it illegal to harass, capture, collect, hunt or kill animals like seals. >> i hope they find them. >>> all right, everybody. it's almost time for us to give away an ipad mini. >> that's right. you're going to need thursday's buzzword. don't forget you have to be 18 or older to enter. >> thursday's buzzword in just a bit. >> good luck, everybody. >>> it's that time of the year where we can't get enough snow and ski videos, but i have a couple of fails. this one is on a beautiful mountain. you can see the snow looks spectacular. >> fluffy powder. >> yep. this guy up here is getting ready because he's about to attempt a backflip in this little dip. >> oh! he looks like a rag doll. >> i don't think he secured his skis on to his boots. >> looked like his skis came flying off before he even went out. like a yard sale in midair. >> what just happened? >> that might be the greatest video in a while. >> ever. >> that one got me. >> that's a good one. >> that's good stuff. >> another really good one. pay attention
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am EST
been nearly a month since a u.s. service member was killed in the war. the afghans themselves are doing most of the fighting ahead of the pullout next year. and for the first time, that ultraconservative country, female afghan soldiers are now being trained for the social forces. >>> illinois is one step closer to becoming the tenth state in america to approve same-sex marriage. the state senate has passed a bill allowing gay couples to wed. but the house has to okay it. if that happens, the governor has promised to sign it into law. >>> the former mayor of san diego admitted to gambling away an astounding $1 billion and taking millions from her late husband's charity. maureen o'connor wagered the money from 2000 to 2009. she was married to the founder of the jack in the box fast food chain. and said she was going through a rough time. >> it was at a time that, in my life, the last chapter of my life, where i lost my husband, i lost three of my siblings, i lost my two best friends. and i had a difficult time. >> o'connor also blames her gambling addiction to a brain tumor. she's r
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am EST
years to become u.s. citizens so it is definitely still the promise of -- >> not joining the bandwagon sitting next to you. >> we're call. citizens or noncitizens, the promise and this is what it's going to achieve. >> let me explain where you come from from pennsylvania from hazelton. you passed order fans that would punish landlords who rented to illegal immigrants and punish employers who hired then. you intend to fight this effort for immigration reform in the house. >> this 1986 all over again and that was at the time they told the person people this is one time only, 1.5 million illegal aliens would get amnesty and ended up being 3 million. the same thing will happen today, george, when we're offering a pathway to citizenship without knowing that we could secure our borders. to put it in simple terms you wouldn't replace your carpet at home if you still had a hole in the roof and that's what we're talking about. any time you start waving a carrot such as american citizenship without securing the borders, that number that we have today i believe will double or even trip. >> how do
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Feb 6, 2013 4:30am EST
is heading there to address u.s. senate democrats during their annual retreat. the event is an opportunity for each cause to talk about the strategy for the upcoming year and a calmer -- in a calmer setting than our nation's capitol. >>> jurors are still trying to come up with a verdict in the felicia barnes murder trial. day three of deliberations will begin this morning. jurors got the case on monday and spent yesterday going over all the evidence. late in the afternoon they asked to watch two videotapes the state showed earlier in the trial. jurors wanted to see surveillance video from wal- mart of the defendant, michael johnson, buying a plastic tub. they also rewatched that infamous sex tape involving involving johnson, barnes and two other people. the state says johnson killed barnes and dumped her body in the susquehanna river. his attorneys say they never proved motive. stay with abc 2 news. brian will be in the courtroom and bring you the verdict as soon as it comes down. you can follow him on twitter for all the latest information. >>> well, this morning police are st
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
talk strategy with u.s. senate democrats at a closed-door retreat. the president is expected to discuss financial matters as well as gun control and immigration. >>> also today governor martin o'malley will testify on the gun control bill. he'll appear before senate judicial proceedings committee in annapolis. the governor wants to ban assault-style guns and require restrictions for handguns. the measure would also set aside in the state budget for safety. >>> police are still trying to figure out what led to a deadly stabbing just as the raven's victory celebration was wrapping up yesterday. the victims sadly are three teenagers. this happened around 1:30 yesterday afternoon in downtown baltimore. one of those victims was killed, the two others seriously hurt. it's not yet clear now why teens were down there for that parade, how this possibly happened that led to one person being dead. >>> speaking of the celebration itself, head coach john harbaugh told fans they were in for a party bigger than anything they had ever seen. and when the final head count came, reportedly 200,000
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Feb 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
>> reporter: and last night, singing it for more than 40 million in the u.s. alone. >> love watching that last night. she said today it was a, quote, dream, to come back all these years later and perform in front of all those actors and actresses. got to gold jack nicholson, too. for diane sawyer and all of us at abc news, have a good evening. good night. have saved money with... ohhh... ...with geico... ohhh...sorry! director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 years...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh. vo: geico. saving people money for over seventy-five years. gecko: don't look at me. don't look at me. >>> on "the list," the hits, the
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Feb 21, 2013 6:30am EST
east china withdrew $3,200 u.s. at an atm and then walked outside and it was windy like it's been here. it blew right out of his hand. thank goodness strangers rushed to his aid picking up the cash and giving it back to him. the man came back and posted a letter thanking those who helped him. >>> we are following breaking news this morning coming out of cecil county. a train derailment in elkton. we have a live report just ahead. >> we are told that right now they have cleared the scene and we will bring you information on the story. >> also coming up in just a bit. >> a look at some of the big issues lawmakers are deciding on in annapolis today. i'm sherrie johnson and i'll have that story coming up next. >> we're in a very active pattern. one storm for the weekend and another one after that. the details on both coming up. >> well, lynette a deadly crash shut down 695 here at parkville. i'll let you know what your best alternate route is coming up here on "good morning maryland." >>> we're working for you on this thursday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. >> a
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Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
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Feb 8, 2013 4:30am EST
airlines so far have been great. >> u.s. air sent me's. -mail yesterday for a friday flight two days in advance. >> reporter: so, here at home road crews have been out on the roads as i was traveling here to bwi. i saw a few trucks on the roadways salting making sure the morning commute is safe for drivers and it's important to know you can get the latest updates on our twitter account at abc2 news we will be updating that pier outcally this morning so you can follow along with more weather updates. reporting live, sherrie johnon, abc2 news. >>> 4:34. this will likely affect your commute throughout the friday morning. expect delays and backups on the road. >> let's see how things are look right now with lauren cook with your traffic. >> reporter: good morning. well, as lynette mentioned we are dealing with a wintery mix in frederick but everywhere else it's raining. the roads will be slick. be careful on 95 in white marsh. no delays into the city. and 695 will be delay free from parkville up to towson heading over to pikesville this is at green spring avenue. nice and normal conditions.
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
, their saying that's not enough. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways will merge and create the world's biggest airline. an official announcement will be made this morning about this. the deal has been in the works since august when creditors forced american to consider a merger rather than remain independent. experts say it's going to take months to combine the operations. >>> con summer news this morning. check your fridge. taylor farms recall is now recalling baby spinach because it could be contaminated with e. coli. it was sold in a number of stating including here in maryland. those being central market organics, full circle organic, simple truth organic, marketside organic and taylor farms organic. the company says no illnesses have been reported just yet but check the fridges to make sure you're doing okay. >>> stress, staph mold not good words. >> not exactly things you would stick right into your baby's mouth. but according to a doctor you may be doing just that. >> and teachers make so many sacrifices now some state lawmakers want to help them out. details straight ah
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